Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 18 vs. Bears

Dec 20, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) catches a pass in the fourth quarter against Chicago Bears defensive back Eddie Jackson (39) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings are 4.5-point favorites at home versus the Chicago Bears this weekend.

The Vikings and Bears have both been eliminated from postseason contention.

Also, here is the injury report — a handful of defenders are on the fence to play.

In addition, the Vikings will notably be without the services of Adam Thielen, Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen, Irv Smith Jr., and perhaps others (COVID).

Note: The players with COVID listed may or may not play based on weekend testing.

Here’s the depth chart for Week 18:

— Offense —


QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Sean Mannion
QB3: Kellen Mond

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu
RB4: Wayne Gallman


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: K.J. Osborn
WR3: Dede Westbrook
WR4: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR5: Dan Chisena

Tight End

TE1: Tyler Conklin
TE2: Chris Herndon (COVID)
TE3: Luke Stocker

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw (COVID)
LT2: Rashod Hill

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Blake Brandel


C1: Garrett Bradbury

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland (COVID)
LG2: Wyatt Davis (Questionable)

**Dakota Dozier could slide into this spot.

Right Guard

RG1: Oli Udoh
RG2: Dakota Dozier

— Defense — 

Left Defensive End

LDE1: D.J. Wonnum
LDE2: Patrick Jones II

Right Defensive End

RDE1: Sheldon Richardson
RDE2: Tashawn Bower (COVID)

Nose Tackle

NT1: Michael Pierce (Doubtful)
NT2: Armon Watts
NT3: James Lynch

3-Tech Defensive Tackle

3DT1: Dalvin Tomlinson

Strongside Linebacker

SLB1: Anthony Barr
SLB2: Blake Lynch

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks (COVID)
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Nick Vigil
WLB2: Chazz Surratt


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Cameron Dantzler
CB3: Mackensie Alexander (Questionable)
CB4: Kris Boyd (Questionable)
CB5: Harrison Hand (COVID)
** Tye Smith or Parry Nickerson could be activated from the practice squad.

Strong Safety

SS1: Harrison Smith
SS2: Camryn Bynum (COVID)

Free Safety

FS1: Xavier Woods
FS2: Josh Metellus

— Special Teams —


K: Greg Joseph


P: Jordan Berry

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu

Punt Returner

PR1: Dede Westbrook
PR2: K.J. Osborn

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).